SURG on the Water




Located in Milwaukee’s Third Ward near Lake Michigan, SURG on the Water is a unique venue that is literally on the water. Featuring an outdoor deck complete with private bar, views that overlook the Milwaukee River, and space to comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests, this multi-functional location is perfect for couples looking for a breathtaking setting for their wedding celebration. SURG on the Water also has a nautical-themed indoor space with room for groups as large as 250. Dedicate your love and commitment through the exchanging of vows in front of a stunning backdrop of the river before moving indoors to continue the celebration. Or, host an indoor ceremony and reception and conduct cocktail hour on the spacious deck. Not an outdoor-event couple? You have the option to host an entirely indoor event. However you decide to coordinate your wedding day at SURG on the Water, it is sure to be memorable. In addition to an elegant setting, SURG on the Water also offers couples their choice of customizable cuisine from the menus of any SURG restaurant. As one of the best special event locations in Milwaukee, SURG on the Water’s superb location and service will make your wedding day truly unforgettable.

Venue Style

Ocean/Waterfront View, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 220 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 220 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 220 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $750 to $1,500 for a ceremony and reception and includes 8 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. There is also a $10 per person fee and food and beverage minimum applied to all events. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee, please inquire with venue for specifics.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at SURG on the Water is estimated at between $6,352 and $19,070 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Parking can be arranged
Dance floor available for an additional fee

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight